Yesterday when I was in the bookstore, I saw this book by Dale Carnegie on the shelf. It’s called “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. Which reminded me, how many years have passed since I read this wonderful material? Maybe 5 years ago or so. I’ve read the book from start to finish, that I can tell you. The book has a plethora of examples and scenarios with which the author aptly related each lesson that he was teaching in the book. It had been one of the best books I have ever read in my life and I believed that I already knew everything there is to know about Dale Carnegie’s teachings in that book.
But right now, when I was exposed to the truth about manifesting my desires, I felt that believing I knew everything about winning friends and influencing people is outright wrong. I found out that I have failed to practice one trait that is very important in learning: to become teachable. I lost my willingness to learn because I thought I knew everything about what the book was trying to teach me knowing that I’ve read it only once.
In every lesson in life, it is a fact that practice makes perfect. And the best way to learn is by repetition. We practice and practice until we become adept at doing something.
Take this for an example, most of you drive home after work. And sometimes when you get home you ask yourself: How did I get home? You’ve driven home a lot of times that you don’t give thought to the directions to your house anymore. It was like you’re on autopilot. When learning to manifest your desires, this is the exact same state that you would want yourself to be in and when you get there, and you drive your way to success, you’ll be on autopilot.